Steven- Company Manager, Geologist, Designer & Model Maker.
On Great Gable, views to Scafell Pike and Scafell, Sept 2020.
am Steven and I live on the edge of the North Pennines near Penrith in Cumbria. I own and run by myself this 'cottage' craft business. I am professionally a Geologist, graduating in Geology Geography. I started making my ornamental miniature Fell & Mountain models in 2020 and the global crisis accelerated my determination to turn this into a business. My experience of making larger practical working fibre glass based models for my Earth Science workshops I do in schools has been the foundation. I am self taught in the skills of sculpting clay, moulding, casting and hand painting them.
I am very familiar with Cumbrias Lake District, having explored it
extensively and have known the Lakes since I was very little. I have
also explored & climbed most of Scotlands and Wales mountains.
Further afield I have climbed 3 of the Swiss Alps highest 4000 metre
peaks, several peaks in Norway, Corsica, Italys Dolomites & several
Italian volcanoes. In Iceland I have explored & climbed 15 of the
main volcanoes including active ones & the highest and experienced
the lava eruption of Icelands Eyjafjallajökull in 2010.
All this has given me the experience and inspiration to make the models.